Silent Hero Essay 8th

 Orem High Counseling Center

December Scholarships

Seniors
College Prowler “No Essay” Scholarship (Due the last day of each month)
U.S. Students currently enrolled in high school. Monthly drawing for $2,000! Only one entry per month, but can enter every month! Apply at http://scholarshipexperts.clickmeter.com/181817/

American Fire Sprinkler(Open September – April)  
Seniors read an essay on “History and Impact of Automatic Fire Sprinklers” and answer ten questions, each correct answer earns you one entry into the drawing (max of 10 entries). Ten $2,000 scholarships awarded nationally. Applicants are put into a random drawing. Application online www.afsascholarship.org

Wells Fargo College STEPS:  (Open from July 1, 2017 until June 30, 2018)
Open to all students (Freshman-Senior) who are legal residents of the U.S. and attending high school during the current school year.  Sign up for the CollegeSTEPS program at www.wellsfargo.com/student/planning/scholarships

Ron Brown Scholar Program: (Deadlines are November 1, 2017 and Jan 9, 2018) 
African American students who excel academically, show leadership potential and are involved in community.  For Seniors that are planning on attending a four year college or university. Award amount up to $40,000 Applications available online @ https://www.ronbrown.org/section/apply/rbsp-application

National Honor Society Scholarship: (opens November 1, 2017 and is due January 30, 2018)
Seniors The National Honor Society Scholarship program is a nomination process. Students cannot apply but must be nominated through their high school National Honor Society chapter. Nomination forms cannot be sent to students or parents but must be obtained through the high school NHS Chapter Adviser. If you are a high school senior, a member in good standing of your school’s National Honor Society chapter, and wish to be considered for nomination, contact your local high school NHS Chapter Adviser. 250 $1.000 scholarships. Parent, information is available online @   https://www.nhs.us/students/the-nhs-scholarship?SSO=true

Regent Scholarship:  (Opens November 15, 2017.  Priority deadline is DECEMBER 8th...all others Due February 1, 2018)  
The Regents’ Scholarship encourages Utah high school students to prepare for college academically and financially by taking a core course of study and saving for college. The scholarship may be used at any public college or university in the Utah System of Higher Education, as well as at Brigham Young University—Provo, LDS Business College, and Westminster College.
The Regents’ Scholarship may be modified each year as a result of legislation. It is important that you use the information found on this website as your resource for the most up-to-date information. The Program Guide for the scholarship contains the rules and requirements of the scholarship, it is updated each spring in April.  For more information or for application go to:  https://stepuputah.com/regentsscholarship/

Alpine Recovery Lodge:  (Due July 1st and November 1st) 
We believe it’s our responsibility to give back to the community and help those looking to better themselves through an education, specifically students who have been directly affected by addiction.
Twice a year, we award $1,000 to students in need to help them receive the education they deserve. High school seniors, undergrads, and graduate students are welcome to apply. Applicant must be a resident of Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming, New Mexico, Arizona or Nevada.  To apply, please submit an essay detailing how addiction has directly affected you. A winner will be chosen based on strength of essay and financial need.
Include your full name, physical address, email address, phone number, and proof that you are currently enrolled in high school or college (recent transcript, etc.) along with your essay.
Please email your essay and supporting documents to scholarships@alpinerecoverylodge.com, or send a physical copy to:
Alpine Recovery Lodge
5406 W 11000 N, Suite 103-429
Highland, Utah 84003
If you choose to email your essay, please send it as a Word document or PDF attachment. Other file types will not be accepted.  Winners will be notified by July 31st and November 30th.

Air Force ROTC Scholarships:  (Due December 1, 2017)
Seniors-Based on Leadership, scholarship, and extracurricular activities. Award amount includes: Tuition, book allowance, fees, plus monthly stipend. Contact: SSgt James N. Hervey, Air Force Career Specialist, 2250 N University Pkwy C44B Provo 801-375-4127 or apply online www.afrotc.com

Navy-Marine ROTC Scholarships:  (Due December 1, 2017)
Seniors Based on Leadership, scholarship, and extracurricular activities. Award amount includes: Tuition, book allowance, fees, plus monthly stipend. Up to $180,000 Apply online http://www.ahetems.org/scholarships/u-s-navy-rotc-scholarship/

Titan Web Agency: (Due Dec. 1, 2017)
Must be attending a two year community college or a four year accredited university. Must be a U.S. resident. Minorities are encouraged to apply.
To apply, please submit an essay (1000 word minimum) detailing why you want to be an entrepreneur, as well as a creative photo that you feel represents you best.  Winners will be notified by Dec. 15th.  
​Apply at: https://titanwebagency.com/scholarship/

The J. Wesley Foundation:  (Due Friday, December 2, 2017)
The J. Wesley Foundation will be giving away a college scholarship, (of at least $500), to a student who is between the ages of 16-18 and planning on a majoring in any area of the Fine Arts.  You can view the application form here:
http://www.jwesleyfoundation.com/scholarship-application.html

Lynn Jensen Memorial Scholarship: (Due December 4, 2017)
Three $500 scholarships available to high school seniors who plan to attend college. Application and supporting documents must be submitted in PDF format. Apply online at http://www.usca.schoolcounselorawards.org/scoy/other-awards. For questions contact: LynnJensenScholarship@gmail.com

Burger King Scholarship 2017:  (opens every year in October (October 15, 2017) and runs through December 15, 2017.)Applicants must---Be living in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico, be graduating high school seniors (U.S. and Puerto Rico), graduating from grade 12 (Canada) or graduating from home school education in the U.S., Puerto Rico or Canada, have a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent, plan to enroll full-time, without interruption, for the entire 2017-18 academic year at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico.  Apply @ http://www.burgerkingscholarship.com/financial-aid/burger-king-application

AXA Achievement Scholarship:  (Due December 15, 2017 or first 10,000 applicants)
Must demonstrate ambition and drive Determination to set and reach goals Respect for self, family, and community Ability to succeed in college Amount of Award $ 10,000.  Apply online at https://us.axa.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html

Footlocker Scholarship:  (Due December 16, 2017, 5:00 p.m. EST)
The Foot Locker Scholar Athletes program awards $20,000 to 20 high school, college-bound seniors across the nation for being exemplary leaders on their sports teams, in their classrooms, and in their communities. The college scholarship, sponsored by the Foot Locker Foundation, is intended to help phenomenal student-athletes pursue their dreams of attending and excelling at a four-year college/university.  Applications, available at footlockerscholarathletes.com.

NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award:  (Due December 18, 2017)
The NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards are non-renewable scholarships created to recognize young people who have demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit and initiative. The scholarships are valued between $2,000 and $15,000. The NFIB Young Entrepreneur program was established to raise awareness among the nation’s youth of the critical role that private enterprise and entrepreneurship play in the building of America.  NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards are open to any graduating high school senior entering their freshman year at an accredited (not for profit) two- or four-year university, college or vocational/technical institute. Applicants MUST be running their own small business in order to be considered for an award.  Students are encouraged to apply online at  http://www.nfib.com/foundations/yef/yef-programs/young-entrepreneur-awards/ beginning October 1, 2017.

College Discovered Scholarship: (Due December 31, 2017) 
Sign up for e-mails to get helpful college tips and resources, and enter to win a scholarship! Throughout the year, 40 eligible students and parents will be randomly selected to win a $2,500 Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award to help cover college expenses.  Apply on line at: https://scholarship.collegecovered.com/

​Top Ten List Scholarship: (Due December 31, 2017)

Must be 13 years of age or older, legal resident of United States. Inspired by David Letterman and his top ten lists, we created the Top Ten List Scholarship. With so many awards based on grades and extracurricular activities, this unique scholarship gives you the chance to show us what’s truly special and different about you. Get creative, be serious, or tug at our heart strings. Whatever you do, you only have ten reasons to convince us, so make each one count. Create a Top Ten List of the top ten reasons you should get this scholarship. One award worth $1,500.00.  Apply at https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/top-ten-list-scholarship.

Crosslites Scholarship:  (Deadline: December 31, 2017)
There are no minimum GPA or test score requirements in order to qualify for the scholarship contest. Any student that is currently enrolled in a high school, college, or graduate school may apply.
Review your completed essay before submitting, including checking for typos, misspellings, and other grammatical errors. Essays must be between 400 and 600 words in length. All applicants must also submit an official transcript. Failure to provide an official transcript, that shows current enrollment, will invalidate your application – no exceptions.  Go to: http://www.crosslites.com/rules-and-regulations/

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program: (Due January 4, 2018)
Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education.  Apply @
https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/ge-reagan-foundation-scholarship-program/

UIAAA/NIAAA Scholarship: (Due January 31, 2018)
Utah Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association will select 5 students to receive $1,500 scholarships. The top ranked male and female will be forwarded to the NIAAA Scholarship contest (National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association). There are minimum requirements for both UIAAA and NIAAA and they differ slightly. Both require that you have participated in at least 2 sports each year and have earned at least one varsity letter in each of the two sports. Find the application at http://niaaa.org/niaaa-awards/niaaa-student-athlete-scholarship/

Utah State Board of Education CTE Scholarships:  (Due February 17, 2018) 
​CTE Scholarships and Tuition Awards are for outstanding Career and Technical Education (CTE) students. The awards cover up to one year of tuition. Eligible applicants have a 1:2 odds of receiving an award. Would you spend four to five hours compiling a portfolio to receive well over $1,500? That's the reality of students applying for the over 100 CTE scholarships and tuition awards.  Apply at:  https://www.schools.utah.gov/cte/facs/scholarshipsawards

Parentinn Scholarship: (Due February 28, 2018)
In an effort to the cause of preventing cyberbullying, we have created the “Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens Scholarship” for High school students.  $1000
- Applicant must be high school student.
- Applicant must write an article of 600-1000 words on the topic “Why is it important to stop cyberbullying?"
Apply on line at:   http://www.parentinn.com/scholarship

​Jiffy Lube Teen Driver Scholarships:  (Due March 22, 2018)
The Jiffy Lube "What Drives You?" High school Scholarship program is a unique opportunity to pursue your interests, goals and ideas.  A simple 500 words about what drives you?  Apply on line at:   http://www.yourturn2apply.com/utah.htm  and click on the "Licensed Teen Driver Scholarship" 

The Ayn Rand Institute:  (Due March 29, 2018)
 Essay Contest – Atlas Shrugged/The Fountainhead/We the Living – Seniors- Awards range up to $10,000. Rules and application Apply online https://www.aynrand.org/students/essay-contests

UAIIA: (Due April 2, 2018)
The Utah Association of Independent Insurance Agents (UAIIA) is offering a minimum of three scholarships ranging from $500 to $2000 in 2018 to Utah high school seniors who have maintained at least a 3.0 GPA and are active in extra-curricular activities through their school, church, community or work.   The scholarship application is available online at www.uaiia.org.

The JumpStart Scholarship:  (Due April 15, 2018)The College JumpStart Scholarship is an annual, merit-based competition -- financial need is not considered -- that is open to 10th-12th graders, college students and non-traditional students. The main requirement is that you are committed to going to school and can express your goals for getting a higher education. The first place prize is a $1,000 scholarship to help cover educational expenses. This award can be used at any college or university in the United States. Apply at:  www.jumpstart-scholarship.net/application-us

Honors Grad U: (Due April 16, 2018)
Answer one of two prompts provided, using any medium you want – art, creative writing, music, photography, video - for a chance to win one of five $1,000 scholarships. www.honorsgradu.com/scholarship

Make Me Laugh:  (Due August 31, 2018)
U.S. Students 13 years of age and older. Respond (250 words max), “Describe an incident in your life, funny or embarrassing (fact or fiction), and make us laugh! Apply at 
https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/make-me-laugh-scholarship​​​

ABODO Scholarship:  (Due August 31. 2018)  
ABODO is an apartment search service started by a few guys from UW – Madison. ABODO was built by students for students. Why? We loved our school, but hated every time we had to find a new place to live. The listing services didn’t have many listings and the classified ads sucked. We decided to solve the problem by pulling together all the listings around campus, putting them all on a single map with powerful filters and displaying real-time availability. We started in a dorm room and now we’re a real company. It’s time for us to pay it forward. We’re offering a $500 tuition scholarship once a year!  How do I win?  We love our hometown (fun fact – four of our employees share the same hometown) and want to find out what you’re bringing from home to college with you.  It could be a physical object, like your favorite sweatshirt, or a lesson your soccer coach taught you; whatever you’re “carrying” to college, share the significance with us and explain the sentimental value and story behind it. To win, describe this item/experience/lesson in a piece no longer than 1000 words, but please include between 1-5 of your own related pictures.  Apply @ https://www.abodo.com/blog/high-school-scholarship/

Juniors
College Prowler “No Essay” Scholarship (Due the last day of each month)
U.S. Students currently enrolled in high school. Monthly drawing for $2,000! Only one entry per month, but can enter every month! Apply at http://scholarshipexperts.clickmeter.com/181817/

Wells Fargo College STEPS:  (Open from July 1, 2017 until June 30, 2018)
Open to all students (Freshman-Senior) who are legal residents of the U.S. and attending high school during the current school year.  Sign up for the CollegeSTEPS program at www.wellsfargo.com/student/planning/scholarships

The J. Wesley Foundation:  (Due Friday, December 2, 2017)
The J. Wesley Foundation will be giving away a college scholarship, (of at least $500), to a student who is between the ages of 16-18 and planning on a majoring in any area of the Fine Arts.  You can view the application form here:
http://www.jwesleyfoundation.com/scholarship-application.html

​Top Ten List Scholarship: (Due December 31, 2017)
Must be 13 years of age or older, legal resident of United States. Inspired by David Letterman and his top ten lists, we created the Top Ten List Scholarship. With so many awards based on grades and extracurricular activities, this unique scholarship gives you the chance to show us what’s truly special and different about you. Get creative, be serious, or tug at our heart strings. Whatever you do, you only have ten reasons to convince us, so make each one count. Create a Top Ten List of the top ten reasons you should get this scholarship. One award worth $1,500.00.  Apply at https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/top-ten-list-scholarship.

Crosslites Scholarship:  (Deadline: December 31, 2017)
There are no minimum GPA or test score requirements in order to qualify for the scholarship contest. Any student that is currently enrolled in a high school, college, or graduate school may apply.
Review your completed essay before submitting, including checking for typos, misspellings, and other grammatical errors. Essays must be between 400 and 600 words in length. All applicants must also submit an official transcript. Failure to provide an official transcript, that shows current enrollment, will invalidate your application – no exceptions.  Go to: http://www.crosslites.com/rules-and-regulations/

Parentinn Scholarship: (Due February 28, 2018)
In an effort to the cause of preventing cyberbullying, we have created the “Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens Scholarship” for High school students.  $1000
- Applicant must be high school student.
- Applicant must write an article of 600-1000 words on the topic “Why is it important to stop cyberbullying?"
Apply on line at:   http://www.parentinn.com/scholarship

​Jiffy Lube Teen Driver Scholarships:  (Due March 22, 2018)
The Jiffy Lube "What Drives You?" High school Scholarship program is a unique opportunity to pursue your interests, goals and ideas.  A simple 500 words about what drives you?  Apply on line at:   http://www.yourturn2apply.com/utah.htm  and click on the "Licensed Teen Driver Scholarship" 

The JumpStart Scholarship:  (Due April 15, 2018)The College JumpStart Scholarship is an annual, merit-based competition -- financial need is not considered -- that is open to 10th-12th graders, college students and non-traditional students. The main requirement is that you are committed to going to school and can express your goals for getting a higher education. The first place prize is a $1,000 scholarship to help cover educational expenses. This award can be used at any college or university in the United States. Apply at:  www.jumpstart-scholarship.net/application-us

Make Me Laugh:  (Due August 31, 2018)
U.S. Students 13 years of age and older. Respond (250 words max), “Describe an incident in your life, funny or embarrassing (fact or fiction), and make us laugh! Apply at 
https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/make-me-laugh-scholarship​​​

Sophomores
College Prowler “No Essay” Scholarship (Due the last day of each month)
U.S. Students currently enrolled in high school. Monthly drawing for $2,000! Only one entry per month, but can enter every month! Apply at http://scholarshipexperts.clickmeter.com/181817/

Wells Fargo College STEPS:  (Open from July 1, 2017 until June 30, 2018)
Open to all students (Freshman-Senior) who are legal residents of the U.S. and attending high school during the current school year.  Sign up for the CollegeSTEPS program at www.wellsfargo.com/student/planning/scholarships

The J. Wesley Foundation:  (Due Friday, December 2, 2017)
The J. Wesley Foundation will be giving away a college scholarship, (of at least $500), to a student who is between the ages of 16-18 and planning on a majoring in any area of the Fine Arts.  You can view the application form here:
http://www.jwesleyfoundation.com/scholarship-application.html

​Top Ten List Scholarship: (Due December 31, 2017)
Must be 13 years of age or older, legal resident of United States. Inspired by David Letterman and his top ten lists, we created the Top Ten List Scholarship. With so many awards based on grades and extracurricular activities, this unique scholarship gives you the chance to show us what’s truly special and different about you. Get creative, be serious, or tug at our heart strings. Whatever you do, you only have ten reasons to convince us, so make each one count. Create a Top Ten List of the top ten reasons you should get this scholarship. One award worth $1,500.00.  Apply at https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/top-ten-list-scholarship.

Crosslites Scholarship:  (Deadline: December 31, 2017)
There are no minimum GPA or test score requirements in order to qualify for the scholarship contest. Any student that is currently enrolled in a high school, college, or graduate school may apply.
Review your completed essay before submitting, including checking for typos, misspellings, and other grammatical errors. Essays must be between 400 and 600 words in length. All applicants must also submit an official transcript. Failure to provide an official transcript, that shows current enrollment, will invalidate your application – no exceptions.  Go to: http://www.crosslites.com/rules-and-regulations/

​​Silent Heroes Essay Contest:   (Due February 12, 2018) ...Sophomores!
The Bryan J. Miller Essay Contest was created to recognize members of our community who perform selfless acts for others with no thought or desire for personal gain. This essay contest aims to give any high school sophomore in the state of Utah the opportunity to recognize someone who has impacted their life and/or the lives of others in 250 to 500 words.  Submit your essay on line at http://sandychamber.com/silent-heroes/

Parentinn Scholarship: (Due February 28, 2018)
In an effort to the cause of preventing cyberbullying, we have created the “Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens Scholarship” for High school students.  $1000
- Applicant must be high school student.
- Applicant must write an article of 600-1000 words on the topic “Why is it important to stop cyberbullying?"
Apply on line at:   http://www.parentinn.com/scholarship

​Jiffy Lube Teen Driver Scholarships:  (Due March 22, 2018)
The Jiffy Lube "What Drives You?" High school Scholarship program is a unique opportunity to pursue your interests, goals and ideas.  A simple 500 words about what drives you?  Apply on line at:   http://www.yourturn2apply.com/utah.htm  and click on the "Licensed Teen Driver Scholarship" 

The JumpStart Scholarship:  (Due April 15, 2018)The College JumpStart Scholarship is an annual, merit-based competition -- financial need is not considered -- that is open to 10th-12th graders, college students and non-traditional students. The main requirement is that you are committed to going to school and can express your goals for getting a higher education. The first place prize is a $1,000 scholarship to help cover educational expenses. This award can be used at any college or university in the United States. Apply at:  www.jumpstart-scholarship.net/application-us

Make Me Laugh:  (Due August 31, 2018)
U.S. Students 13 years of age and older. Respond (250 words max), “Describe an incident in your life, funny or embarrassing (fact or fiction), and make us laugh! Apply at 
https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/make-me-laugh-scholarship​​​


 Orem High Counseling Center

Bilbo Baggins, a True Hero Essay

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Bilbo Baggins, a True Hero “I wish I could be a hero!” Many adults in today’s society hear small children wishing they could become heroes. Children wish to be more like heroes for the reason that heroes are the type of people who risk their lives to help others. Throughout history, children have had a positive connotation with the word “hero.” The heroes many small children talk about are the fictional ones who protect cities from villains: Superman, Batman, Spiderman, and others. However, these are not the only types of heroes in today’s world. Firefighters and policemen are also considered heroes because they save the lives of those in danger. Many adults consider their inspirations to be heroes, such as Mahatma Gandhi, Martin…show more content…

Thorin almost starts a war with the lake men and the woodelves, but is stopped by the entrance of the appalling Wargs and Goblins. Bilbo could have taken the prized Arkenstone for himself, but he did not. The reason Bilbo selflessly decides to give away the Arkenstone is because he wants to see peace between all five groups. Bilbo says, “He values it above a river of gold. I give it to you. It will aid you in your bargaining” (Tolkien 271). This quote reveals how Bilbo wants to make sure that the fighting is stopped from progressing. Bilbo atones for his mistake of secretly taking the Arkenstone by giving it to Bard to help stop the feud. Many people can argue that Bilbo takes the Arkenstone for his own pleasure, but Bilbo, being a hero, nobly gives the Arkenstone to Bard to help stop the fight from continuing. Bilbo generously gives the Arkenstone to Bard to make sure Thorin and the other dwarves are not hurt. If Bilbo had not done the right thing, then the elves and the humans would have hurt Thorin and the other dwarves. Thorin values the Arkenstone more than anything else in his life, making him ready to fight for it. Thorin exclaims, “In this debate they have no place. Begone now ere our arrows fly!” (Tolkien 264). Thorin reveals in this quote how much desire he has for this object that has been in his family for many

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